Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian president speaks in Volgograd Eighty years have passed since the Soviet victory in Stalingrad Putin draws parallels with Russia’s campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin summoned the spirit of the Soviet … Read more

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway The 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was afraid of being executed by his own side Says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on February 24 – Minister of Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine “has toughened” as Russian troops … Read more

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency on anniversary of coup marked by ‘silent protest’

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency on anniversary of coup marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be held “The current situation is under unusual circumstances,” says acting president In some cities in Myanmar, streets are deserted for silent protests Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb.1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta has extended the country’s state of emergency for another six months, … Read more

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a large warehouse full of used tanks for sale. In addition to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys emphasized that he is … Read more

Ukraine raids the home of a billionaire while fighting wartime corruption

Ukraine raids the home of a billionaire while fighting wartime corruption

Security services conduct sweeping raids ahead of the EU summit Homes of billionaire former Secretary of the Interior searched New US weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Security forces searched the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires on Wednesday, opposing a figure … Read more

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Top EU leaders are traveling to Ukraine this week, but they won’t promise the war-torn country can join the bloc any time soon. Brussels is expected to pour cold water on Ukraine’s hopes of joining the EU soon at a two-day summit in Kiev, … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Turkey welcomes Finland’s application for NATO membership but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but not positive on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO applications in a speech to his AK party deputies in parliament. Sweden and Finland … Read more

“Hands off Africa,” Pope Francis tells the rich world

“Hands off Africa,” Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan Francis to meet war victims in Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee condition KINSHASA, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” that is fueling conflict in Africa as he embarked on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after the military coup in Myanmar, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter mourns the loss of his leg in combat. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintry Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of … Read more